On the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party, Pearlman’s new book American Justice on Trial: People v. Newton compares the explosive state of American race relations in 1968 to race relations today with insights from key participants and observers of the internationally-watched Oakland, California death-penalty trial that launched the Panther Party and transformed the American jury “of one’s peers” to the diverse cross-section we often take for granted today. The book includes comments from Newton prosecutor Lowell Jensen, pioneering black jury foreman David Harper and TV journalist Belva Davis, as well as from Huey Newton’s older brother Melvin Newton, former Panthers Kathleen Cleaver, David Hillliard and Emory Douglas. It also includes comments from civil rights experts including Bryan Stevenson, Barry Scheck and John Burris. This book complements the nonprofit documentary project of the same name for which Pearlman is co-producer/co-director on behalf of Arc of Justice Productions, Inc.
Have you ever asked yourself how our diverse nation got along to begin with and why we were able to work with one another up until the last fifty years? First, let’s just state the obvious: The religious, agnostics and atheists aren’t leaving the country any time soon. 70 Years of American Captivity reveals documentary proof of a non-sectarian covenant agreement, which applies to all Americans within our Federal Compact.
You’ll learn how our diverse nation got along and continued to work out our differences while making it a birthplace of liberty and ingenuity. It takes a non-judgmental approach in proving God is NOT “judging” America, while revealing historic, scientific and documentary evidence the Federal government has broken its covenant to the citizens it swore to protect— and there are literal consequences to this breach which can be systematically explored.
Taking screen shots through 500 years of American history allows readers to become infused with a flavor for a very distinct American covenant: One which ties religious, economic and non-sectarian goals under one umbrella of Federal awareness. Factual history and modern news feeds all speak through historical narratives and current stories of injustice in order to prove scientifically to the atheist, biblically for the believer and with common sense for all others that by breaking our American covenant, we can set ourselves up for a seventy-year captivity. This time period will not look like the America we all know and love.
There is good news: You’ll explore solid solutions for economic, social and spiritual applications which can go a long way to help Americans avoid landing on the ash heap of extinct civilizations. Before we trust any more tax seasons or election cycles to a Federal government in the throes of betrayal, this book reaches out to all walks of life with hope for the future.